Food & Drink in Potomac

All-Day Breakfast, Sandwiches, and Salads at The Original Pancake House (Up to 44% Off). Two Options Available.

Original Pancake House

Multiple Locations

Made-from-scratch specialties, such as dutch-baby and apple pancakes, served all day alongside lunches and fresh-squeezed orange juice

$18 $10

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Pizza Dinner with Garlic Bread and Salad for Carry-Out or Dine-In from Red Tomato Pizzeria (Up to 44% Off)

Red Tomato Pizzeria

McLean

Large cheesy pizzas covered with basil, ricotta, and other toppings pair with garlic bread and salad to make a hearty meal for families

$37.76 $23

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$29 for Indian Dinner for Two Including One Appetizer, Two Entrees and Two Desserts at Cafe Taj (Up to 49% Off)

Cafe Taj

McLean

Traditional tandoori dishes and curries served at Indian eatery with fountain and Romanesque columns

$58.43 $29.99

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$22 for $40 Worth of Italian Food for Dinner at Assaggi Osteria

Assaggi Osteria

Mc Lean

Italian chef Domenico Cornacchia creates authentic food in trattoria-style eatery with raves from Viva Tysons and Washingtonian

$40 $22

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Indian and Nepalese Cuisine for Dine-in or Carryout at Shangri-La in Bethesda (Up to 42% Off)

Shangri-La

Bethesda

Indian and Nepalese cuisine prepared with fragrant spices, housemade marinades, and locally grown fruits and veggies

$24 $14

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$45 for an Indian and Nepalese Meal for Two at Himalayan Heritage ($82 Value)

Himalayan Heritage

Multiple Locations

Biryani, tandoori-baked dishes, and other Indian and Nepalese dishes served amid cultural décor

$82 $45

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$22 for $40 Worth of Indian Food and Drinks at Tandoori Nights

Tandoori Nights

Multiple Locations

Clay ovens prepare marinated boneless chicken breast, curry coats cubed goat and veggies, and biryani dishes top tables inside modern eatery

$40 $22

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Deli Food or Catering at Heckman's Delicatessen (50% Off). Three Options Available.

Heckman's Delicatessen

Bethesda

New York–style deli serves sandwiches including corned beef, reuben; turkey, pastrami and brisket

$30 $15

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Three-Course French Mediterranean Dinner for Two or Four at Brasserie Monte Carlo (Up to 42% Off)

Brasserie Monte Carlo

Bethesda

French Mediterranean dishes such as fettuccine carbonara and braised beef short ribs in a red-wine reduction

$92 $54

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Three-Course Portuguese Prix-Fixe Dinner for Two or Four at Tavira Restaurant (Up to 47% Off)

Tavira Restaurant

Chevy Chase

Fragrant stews, marinated steaks, and fresh seafood dishes introduce palates to the rich culinary history of Portugal

$92 $49

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$22 for $40 Worth of Pub Food at Union Jack's British Pub

Union Jack's British Pub

Bethesda

British and American classics such as burgers, fish 'n' chips, and bangers and mash, served in casual atmosphere

$40 $22

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Greek Dinner and Wine for Two or Four at Yamas (Up to 43% Off

Yamas

Bethesda

Create your own dinner from a mezze such as hummus, an entree of fish or moussaka, and a glass of Greek wine

$75.70 $43

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Indian Cuisine and Drinks at Mayuri Indian Cuisine (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Mayuri Indian Cuisine

Reston

Northern and southern Indian cuisine, including fish kebabs barbecued in the tandoor oven, a variety of dosas, and curries with fresh spices

$30 $15

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$22 for $40 Worth of Sushi and Japanese Cuisine at Nikko Sushi & Hibachi

Nikko Sushi & Hibachi

Reston

Nigiri sushi and specialty maki rolls complement hibachi meals of teriyaki chicken, steak, and shrimp

$40 $22

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Latin-Inspired Food at Jose's Grill (Up to 52% Off). Two Options Available.

Jose's Grill

Wheaton

Bolivian-style oxtail soup, sopa de mariscos, lomo saltado, red snapper filet, T-bone steak, fajitas, and fettucini alfredo

$25 $12

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Thai Food for Dine-In or Carry-Out at I-Thai Restaurant & Bar (Up to 45% Off)

I-Thai Restaurant & Bar

Tysons West

Spicy red, yellow, and green curries and grilled lobster tail with sweet shredded mango

$40 $22

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$11 for $20 Worth of Produce — Sahara Date Company

Sahara Date Company

Tysons West

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$20 $11

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Chinese Dinner Cuisine at JDS Shanghai Famous Food (Up to 47% Off). Two Options Available.

JDS Shanghai Famous Food

Gaithersburg

Steamed dumplings, wontons in peanut sauce, and other traditional Chinese recipes

$30 $16

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Hookah with Two or Three Flavors at Hookah Alibaba (Up to 57% Off)

Hookah Alibaba

Gaithersburg

Puff exotic hookah flavors with friends from bubbling water pipe

$34 $17

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Fusion Hot Pot Cuisine for Two or Four or More Adults at Riverside Hot Pot Cuisine (41% Off)

Riverside Hot Pot Cuisine

Gaithersburg

DIY, organic hot pots that can be customized with 13 choices of meat, 13 choices of seafood, and 21 different vegetables

$29 $17

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Italian Cuisine for Lunch or Dinner at Argia's (Up to 36% Off)

Argia's

Falls Church

Fresh mussels and fish arrive daily at kitchens where chefs make focaccia bread and pastas such as ravioli and gnocchi by hand

$22 $14

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$5 for $10 Worth of Self-Serve Frozen Yogurt at Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt

Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt

Falls Church

A rotating selection of more than 50 self-serve frozen-yogurt flavors topped with goodies of your choice

$10 $5

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$17 for $30 Worth of Northern Indian Food at Raaga Restaurant

Raaga Restaurant

Bailey's Crossroads

Northern Indian specialties including chicken tikka cooked in a clay oven and lamb vindaloo

$30 $17

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Sushi Cuisine for Two or Four, or $32 for $50 Worth of Carryout at Sushi Nami

Sushi Nami

Falls Church, VA

Sushi restaurant uses ingredients like spicy crabmeat, salmon, shrimp tempura, and jalapeños to create rolls, nigiri, and more

$50 $25

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Half Off Italian Cuisine at Italian Cafe (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Italian Cafe

Falls Church

Chefs whip up pizzas, 12 oz. portions of Angus steak, and mussels over linguine

$40 $20

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$11 for $20 Worth of Indian Cuisine at Saathi Indian Restaurant

Saathi Indian Restaurant

Seven Corners

The menu spans fish and paneer curries, tandoor dishes, and meat-filled platters such as lamb vindaloo

$20 $11

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Ethiopian Cuisine for Two or Four at Skyline Cafe (Up to 45% Off)

Skyline Cafe

Falls Church

Ethiopian eatery dishes out food like sambusa, karamara tibs, doro wat, and gomen besiga, a beef stew prepared with collard green

$30 $17

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Dine-In or Carryout Mediterranean and Middle-Eastern Cuisine at Jerusalem Restaurant (35% Off)

Jerusalem Restaurant

Bailey's Crossroads

Delicately spiced Mediterranean and Middle-Eastern dishes include Moroccan couscous, lamb makluba, shawarma wraps, kebabs, and Arabic sweets

$40 $26

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Indian and Nepalese Cuisine for Dine-in or Carryout at Ghar-E-Kabab (Up to 42% Off)

GhareKabab

Ghar-E-Kabab

Chefs roast marinated meats and organic veggies in a clay tandoor oven, simmer piquant Nepalese curries, and roll out fluffy loaves of naan

$24 $14

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$15 for $30 Worth of Burgers, Crepes, Pasta, and American Cuisine for Dinner at Eggspectation. Five Locations Available.

Eggspectation

Multiple Locations

Seafood such as crab cakes and lobster macaroni and cheese, savory and sweet crepes, and half-pound USDA Choice burgers

$30 $15

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$12 for $20 Worth of Italian-Inspired Pizzeria Fare at Pete’s New Haven Style Apizza

Pete's New Haven Style Apizza

Silver Spring

Massive pies with crisp, chewy crust emerge from stone ovens topped with locally sourced ingredients and housemade meatballs

$20 $12

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8 Ice-Cream Cones or 1 Year of Ice-Cream Pints from Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream (Up to 58% Off). Two Options.

Ben & Jerry's

Multiple Locations

Celebrate the Cherry Blossom Festival with a scoop of Cherry Garcia ice cream, a cherry ice cream chock-full of cherries and fudge flakes

$34.08 $17

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$10 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Yogurt at Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt ($20 Total Value)

Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt

Calverton

Rotating selection of frozen yogurt in classic and seasonal flavors

$10 $5

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West African Cuisine at Dinner at Roger Miller Restaurant (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Roger Miller Restaurant

Silver Spring

West African dishes such as curry goat and traditional stews at a small eatery named for a beloved Cameroonian soccer star

$24 $12

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$12 for $20 Worth of Vietnamese Food at Pho D'Lite

Pho D'Lite

Silver Spring

Health-conscious dishes from all over Southeast Asia include pho and vermicelli bowls—noodles, spices, meat, and hot, richly seasoned broth

$20 $12

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Ethiopian Food and Drinks for Two or Four at Addis Ababa Restaurant (Up to 47%Off)

Addis Ababa Restaurant

Addis Ababa

The Ethiopian restaurant serves a mix of traditional stews plated alongside injera flatbread, as well as fresh vegan and vegetarian options

$20 $11

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Vegetarian or Messob Platter for Two at Abyssinia Ethiopian Restaurant (45% Off)

Abyssinia Ethiopian Restaurant

Silver Spring

Eatery serves classic vegetarian, lamb and beef dishes alongside injera bread in a community increasingly known for Ethiopian food

$30 $17

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Continental Cuisine for Dinner at Russia House Restaurant (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Russia House Restaurant

Herndon

French-influenced plates of Russian, Georgian, and Continental cuisine savored in upscale dining room

$40 $20

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Mediterranean Cuisine for Lunch or Dinner at Granada Restaurant (Up to 50% Off)

Granada Restaurant

Herndon

Syrian chef blends familiar Mediterranean flavors with American favorites for dishes such as Turkish pizza topped with spiced ground beef

$20 $11

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$20 for $40 Worth of Turkish and Mediterranean Cuisine

TurCuisine

Herndon

Turkish meals of grilled halloumi, hummus, and spicy, succulent doner kebab served amid streamlined, modern decor

$40 $20

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American Meals with Appetizers for Two or Four, or $25 for $40 Worth of Takeout from Houlihan's

Houlihan's

Herndon

Seafood and burgers with American-comfort-food, Asian, and Italian influences; gluten-free options

$50.85 $25

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$12 for $20 Worth of Italian-Inspired Pizzeria Fare at Pete’s New Haven Style Apizza

Pete's New Haven Style Apizza

Clarendon - Courthouse

Massive pies with crisp, chewy crust emerge from stone ovens topped with locally sourced ingredients and housemade meatballs

$20 $12

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$249 for Japanese Dinner for a Party of 10 or More at Sushi Rock (Up to $420 Value)

Sushi Rock

Radnor - Arlington Courthouse Metro

Dinner includes 18 appetizers, 10 soups, 16 sushi rolls, and 10 desserts

$420 $249

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$12 for $20 Worth of Contemporary American Food and Drink for Two at Bracket Room

Bracket Room

Clarendon - Courthouse

Chefs serve up elevated American pub food inside a custom-designed sports lounge lined with 35 infinity-edge televisions

$20 $12

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Pan-Asian Cuisine for Dinner at Zen Bistro & Wine Bar (Up to 43% Off)

Zen Bistro & Wine Bar

Pentagon Row

Sushi, tapas, and entrees inspired by the diverse cooking traditions of Asia

$30 $17

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Pan-Asian Cuisine at Asia Bistro- Pentagon Row (Up to 43% Off). Two Options Available.

Asia Bistro

Pentagon Row

Pan-Asian spread includes fresh sushi, Chinese stir-fry, spicy Penang curry, and Korean bone-in ribs

$30 $17

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American Food and Drinks for Two or Four at Potomac Restaurant (Half Off)

Potomac Restaurant

Foxcroft Heights

In a sophisticated setting with two plasma TVs, diners down flatbread sandwiches, brawny burgers, and omelets

$50 $25

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International Cuisine at Delightful Food Court (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Delightful Food Court

North Rosslyn

Various dishes such as orange chicken, Vietnamese pho noodle soup, hot wings, salad bar, pasta, and hot and cold sandwiches

$10 $5

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$15 for $30 Worth of New York-Style Pizzas, Hoagies, and Pastas at Bronx Pizza & Subs

Bronx Pizza & Subs

Clarendon - Courthouse

Classic New York-style pizza by the slice or whole pie is served alongside giant calzones, hoagies, and fresh pasta dishes

$30 $15

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$12 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Burgers and Shakes at Z-Burger. Six Locations Available.

Z-Burger

Multiple Locations

Burgers with a choice of 20+ toppings and milkshakes in 75 flavors

$10 $6

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$22 for $40 Worth of Indian Cuisine and Drinks at Zaika

Zaika

Zaika

Traditional and modern Indian menu includes tandoori-baked whole red snapper, tender marinated lamb, and crispy pakora veggies

$40 $22

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$20 for $40 Worth of American and International Diner Food at Cesar's Diner

Cesar's Diner

Arlington

Stop in for an afternoon bite of staples such as bacon cheeseburgers, grilled cheese, club sandwiches, and pulled pork

$40 $20

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10 Espresso Drinks or Chai Lattes with Optional Pastries at The Curious Grape (Up to 51% Off)

The Curious Grape

Fairlington - Shirlington

Seasonal pastries and 12-ounce lattes, chai lattes, or cappuccinos made using hand-pulled espresso and local organic milk

$31.90 $16

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Vietnamese Food at Saigon Saigon (Up to 37% Off). Two Options Available.

Saigon Saigon

Pentagon Row

Vietnamese dishes such as lemongrass-marinated chicken and hanoi beef noodle soup satiate diners nestled into comfy booths

$30 $19

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$15 for $30 Worth of Dinner and Drinks at India Palace Bar & Tandoor

India Palace Bar & Tandoor

Germantown

Tandoor chicken, biryani rice, goat and lamb curries, and paneer simmering in a flavorful spinach blend

$30 $15

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$22 for $40 Worth of Sushi and Hibachi Cuisine at Otani Japanese Steak & Seafood

Otani Japanese Steak & Seafood

Multiple Locations

Fresh seafood rolled in creative signature sushi rolls, and fire-kissed steak from the hibachi grill

$40 $22

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Hawaiian-Inspired Meal for Two or Four at Mahalo Cove (45% Off)

Mahalo Cove

Cascades Marketplace

Tempura shrimp, mahi-mahi sandwiches, and Polynesian pork tacos at a tiki-themed restaurant with 11-foot widescreen TVs

$49.28 $27

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$15 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Ice Cream at Cold Stone Creamery ($30 Value)

Cold Stone Creamery

Sterling

Mix-ins blend with fresh-churned ice cream to create unique flavor combinations

$10 $5

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Souvenir Glasses at The Winery at Olney (Up to 52% Off)

The Winery at Olney

Olney

Sample five locally vinted wines and take home stemless wineglasses

$37 $18

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Two-Hour Scotch Tasting and Appetizers for One or Two on Saturday, November 8 (Up to 80% Off)

EventGeekUSA

Downtown - Penn Quarter - Chinatown

Aficionados can spend two hours sampling scotch whiskey from six distilleries, listening to smooth jazz, and snacking on light fare

$149 $39

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$59 for 12 Bottles of Tempranillo Blends at Sheffield Wine & Liquors Shoppe ($120 Value)

Sheffield Wine & Liquors Shoppe

Chevy Chase

One dozen bottles of tempranillo blends come imported from Spain

$120 $59

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$22 for $40 Worth of Bistro Seafood for Dinner at Nage

Nage Restaurant

Dupont Circle

Cooks blend French and American culinary styles to produce hearty seafood dishes infused with bistro flair at casual, upscale eatery

$40 $22

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Show and Drinks for One, Two, or Four at Twins Jazz (Up to 53% Off)

Twins Jazz

Twins Jazz

Live_logo

Jazz lounge hosts virtuoso musicians such as vocalist Danielle Wertz & veteran pianist Larry Brown as patrons sip beer, wine & cocktails

$24 $13

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Italian Cuisine at Paper Moon (Up to 45% Off). Two Options Available.

Paper Moon

Paper Moon

Traditional Italian antipastos, pastas, and entrees

$20 $12

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$10 for $20 Worth of Wings and Sandwiches at Wingo’s

Wingo's

Georgetown

Spicy wings and an eclectic bar menu that ranges from burgers to ice cream served at breakfast, lunch, and dinner

$20 $10

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$12 for $20 Worth of Asian Cuisine at Wok and Roll

Wok and Roll

Downtown - Penn Quarter - Chinatown

Specialty sushi rolls, tempura, and Chinese entrees such as general tso's chicken, kung pao delight, and pineapple shrimp

$20 $12

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Cocktail Mixer and Glass of Wine for Two or Four, or Bottle Service for Four at MIA Lounge (Up to 67% Off)

MIA Lounge

Dupont Circle

Stylish nightclub hosts weekly cocktail mixers or treats VIP tables to bottle service with mixers & spirits like Absolut vodka or Malibu rum

$10 $5

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$89 for Six Bottles of Spanish Red Wine at Imperial Liquors ($180 Value)

Imperial Liquors

Dupont Circle

Boutique liquor shop packs six bottles of a Spanish red with a 90+ score from Wine Advocate that has notes of woodsmoke, spice, and cherry

$180 $89

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In-Home Wine or Whiskey Tasting for Up to 15 from Custom Wine Tasting (Up to 57% Off)

Custom Wine Tasting

Brentwood - Langdon

Skilled wine and whiskey experts bring their best bottles to customers' homes, providing tastings as well as cheese or chocolate pairings

$699.99 $299

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$27 for $50 Toward American Bistro Brunch for Two Plates and Two Drinks Per Person

Rumors

Dupont Circle

Brunch classics include corn beef and hash, fried chicken and waffles, and huevos rancheros with eggs, cheese, and beans in a corn tortilla

$50 $27

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VIP Bottle Service for Five or More, or $15 for $30 Toward Premium Cocktails for Four at Mova Lounge DC

Mova Lounge DC

Logan Circle - Shaw

Hand-crafted drinks made with popular liquors are served to VIPs in an upscale lounge with live DJs

$30 $15

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$9 for $15 Worth of Mexican Food at Super Tacos & Bakery

Super Tacos & Bakery

Washington D.C.

Traditional Mexican cooking inspired by regional staples, including tortas, chicken flautas, and tamales wrapped in banana leaves

$15 $9

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$16 for $30 Worth of Belgian Cuisine at Sur La Place

Sur La Place

Foxhall - Palisades

The Belgian eatery whips up 20-plus varieties of mussel and pan-seared fish filets amid red drapes and exposed brick

$30 $16

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$10 for $17 Worth of Chinese Takeout from Spring Garden

Spring Garden

AU Park - Friendship Heights - Tenley

Massive menu of popular Chinese dishes such as peking duck with homemade pancakes, sweet-and-sour pork, vegetarian general tso's tofu

$17 $10

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Indian and Pakistani Food for Two or Four, or for Takeout at Mayur Kabab House (Up to 56% Off)

Mayur Kabab House

Downtown - Penn Quarter - Chinatown

Indian and Pakistani dishes such as chicken karahi, chickpeas served with deep-fried puffed bread, and paneer-studded curries

$30 $17

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Sunday Brunch or Mediterranean Food at Twist Dupont Restaurant (Up to 51% Off). Four Options Available.

Twist Dupont Restaurant

Dupont Circle

The kitchens bring together the flavors of worldly dishes made from scratch with gourmet Mediterranean-style spins and fresh ingredients

$70 $35

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Dine-In or Carry-Out at i-Thai Restaurant & Sushi Bar (Up to 45% Off)

i-Thai Restaurant & Sushi Bar

Georgetown

Spicy mingles with sweet in traditional Thai dishes alongside Japanese-inspired entrees

$40 $22

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$15 for $30 Worth of Italian Mediterranean and Eastern European Cuisine at LiLLiES Restaurant and Bar

LiLLiES Restaurant & Bar

Lillies Cafe

Eastern European–influenced Italian Mediterranean dishes, such as lobster ravioli, goat-cheese panini, and greek omelets

$30 $15

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$15 for $30 Worth of Indian Cuisine During Dinner at Cafe of India

Cafe of India

Friendship Heights

Vegetarian stews, chickpea curries, and paneer alongside tandoori chicken, seafood masalas, and lamb curry

$30 $15

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BGR The Burger Joint’s burgers start with high-quality ingredients—most importantly, all-natural beef from grain-fed cattle, free to run in the fields and given zero hormones, fillers, or antibiotics. The prime beef is dry-aged, blended, and ground fresh to form patties that are grilled over an open flame, and then placed atop buttery, locally made brioche buns delivered fresh each day. The menu focuses on the Legendary Burger, which includes gourmet toppings such as avocado, applewood bacon, and grilled jalapenos. For nonbeef eaters, the menu's selection of burgers also includes turkey and veggie varieties, as well as The Greek, a seasoned lamb patty topped with tzatziki and feta. Burgers are also available in a lettuce wrap or on a salad in a healthy salad bowl.

Diners can request all of BGR The Burger Joint's freshly made fries—from thick-cut yukon gold potatoes to asparagus fries—be topped with parmesan, rosemary, roasted garlic, or a tiny tiara. The staff hand-spins shakes with Gifford's or Breyers ice cream to create extra-thick treats for finishing off meals, and some shops curate their own selection of bottled vintage sodas and offer beer and wine.

7949 Tuckerman Ln.
Potomac,
MD
US

Potomac Pizza?s chefs toss and stretch fluffy, nonfat, and cholesterol-free dough into pizzas lauded by the Washington Post for ?returning pizza to its good name? in a world of national chains. The DC-area pizzerias create each pie with freshly-made sauce and a selection of 24 toppings, such as grilled chicken, eggplant, feta cheese, and Canadian bacon. Potomac Pizza?s kitchens also whip up calzones, and other Italian specialties such as lasagna and veal parmesan, served in Potomac?s dining rooms or nestled into boxes for takeout and delivery orders.

9812 Falls Rd
Potomac,
MD
US

Fast Casual Restaurants that feature Healthier Comfort Food. Our menu features award winning Rotisserie chickens that are raised with the utmost care on a vegetarian diet of all natural grains, and are guaranteed free of antibiotics and hormones. Our luscious and juicy chicken tastes better and is better for you.

10116 River Rd
Potomac,
MD
US

As the most populous city in the world, Shanghai has been shaped by travelers and settlers from all over. This is particularly evident in the city's food, which has been influenced by the culinary styles from both the northern and southern regions of China, as well as dishes from throughout the entire continent of Asia. This cultural integration holds true at Shanghai Café, where the chefs use recipes the Hu family has spent the past half-century perfecting. These recipes follow various Shanghai cooking principles—for instance, the original flavors of meats and fish are allowed to shine through rather than being drowned out by heavy marinades or sauces that are too sweet or salty.

Though the recipes are traditional, they respect modern, healthful eating habits by incorporating natural broths and stocks and limiting the use of oil. Some of the restaurant's signature dishes include boiled dumplings, steamed pork buns, and dim sum—a Shanghai staple. In the spirit of Shanghai's pan-Asian tendencies, the menus also include Thai dishes, such as pad kee mao (drunken noodles), nigiri, sashimi, and maki.

12944 Travilah Rd
Potomac,
MD
US

Potomac gets a taste of the Big Apple at Brooklyn's Deli & Catering, where caraway seed-spangled rye bread bookends stacks of pastrami, corned beef, and brisket. All of this meat is slow-cooked on-site and sliced paper-thin?owner Guy Brandt won't have it done any other way. His sandwiches range from standbys like tuna melts and Philly cheesesteaks to specialty items, such as the Esther's Delight: pastrami, cole slaw, and Russian dressing on pumpernickel.

The deli delivers more than just sandwiches, though. There's matzoh ball soup and stuffed cabbage, plus Dr. Brown's soda for washing it all down. Rugelach and hamentaschen also sit enticingly on the counter, awaiting the universal signal for dessert: three belly-pats in quick succession.

1089 7 Locks Road
Potomac,
MD
US

Ashwani Ahluwalia, proprietor of BRX American Bistro, has always set high standards for himself, graduating with honors from the Bermuda Hotel and Catering College at 18 and immediately joining the staff at the fine-dining restaurant Romanoff. After working in restaurants in the Grand Cayman Islands, cooking for celebrities, Supreme Court justices, and athletes, Ahluwalia eventually settled in Grand Falls. Here, he helms BRX American Bistro, pairing upscale American cuisine with more than 30 wines available by the glass and 95 by the bottle. This service strategy helped Ahluwalia's restaurant earn the 2012 Diners' Choice Award from Opentable.com. He draws inspiration for his menu from his background. This helps Ahluwalia create the hickory-smoked barbecue jamaican baby-back ribs with a housemade sauce's Caribbean flavor, as well as the samosas, which he fills with creamy potatoes and a fresh cilantro-mint chutney inspired by his Indian heritage.

Named for brix, the measure for the sugar content in grapes for wine making, the restaurant naturally features a glass-enclosed wine cellar and an extensive wine list. The establishment welcomes oenophiles to become cellar members and store their prized bottles, purchased at a discount through BRX, in the cellar lockers. Past the cellar and the full bar is the main dining room, lined with long booths and lit by a flickering fireplace and natural light streaming in from the patio doors. These doors grant views of wooden trellises covered with thick green vines and a certain jungle legend swinging from them: Tarzan's stunt double.

Ahluwalia also works hard to give back to the community by hosting charity events and fundraisers for organizations such as the Rotary Club and Food for Others. He notes, "What gives me joy is serving people and not just at the restaurant, but also through community activities," according to an interview on the restaurant's website..

1025 Seneca Rd
Great Falls,
VA
US